MA, March 3, 2004 -- Arclinea, the acclaimed Italian manufacturer
of luxury, contemporary kitchens, has opened its first showroom
in the United States, in Boston's growing Design District on St.
Arclinea is a privately-owned company based in Caldogno, Italy
and is known worldwide for its cutting-edge design, exquisite materials
and innovative technology. The Arclinea Collection is designed and
coordinated by the renowned Italian architect Antonio Citterio,
designer of other exclusive products for Maxalto, B&B Italia
and Flos, among others.
"We are very proud of the new Boston showroom," says
Philip Guarino, President of Arclinea Boston. "The renaissance
of Boston's Design District, where Arclinea is located alongside
the acclaimed retailers, Montage and Kartell, attests to the growing
appreciation of contemporary design in the Boston market."
In addition to their unique design and luxurious materials, the
custom-designed kitchens in the Arclinea Collection are distinguished
by a common thread: that the kitchen should be a living space, one
that is functional and social. Arclinea kitchens embody a thoughtful
way of contemplating and utilizing space: the kitchen is designed
around the user's movements, with a keen eye towards ergonomics
and space efficiency. This is evident in the materials, colors and
the freedom of movement found in stainless steel drawers that fully
open, with integrated recessed handles and depths to accommodate
every kitchen accessory.
kitchens add the functionality, organization and versatility of
professional kitchens to everyday life. From the durability and
resistance of a stainless steel sink combined with nickel fitted
flush into a marble top, to the prestige and practicality of Carrara
marble hand selected by the president of the company - the Arclinea
collections offer a space for every item and a place for every activity.
The Arclinea Collection consists of several different kitchens
which can be custom-designed in a variety of different design and
material options. Its latest kitchen, launched in Milan is the Convivium.
The Boston showroom is the first in the United States to showcase
this award-winning member of the Arclinea Collection.
The concept of the Convivium reflects the "nesting" effect
- the idea that the kitchen is the place in the home for a variety
of activities, from preparing, storing and cooking to eating and
conversing. The Convivium kitchen is delineated into three areas,
each designed to follow a logical, consequential flow of activity
in the kitchen.
It consists of a sub-kitchen, an "operative" area, which
is contained in a separate space with an exquisite 2-centimeter
stainless steel countertop and a back panel system in aluminum with
an integrated lighting system to create a sense of order and privacy.
second area, the cooking space, consists of a main island in stainless
steel with a professional cook top, an integrated drip-catcher on
all four sides and a chef's sink and faucets. An elegantly designed
and almost silent hood floats above the island area, ensuring perfect
lighting and excellent ventilation.
The island extends directly onto a 5.2cm thick teak table, representing
the third area of the Convivium kitchen. This is the space where
we eat, where we share and enjoy the company of others. Its linearity
and length extend directly into the living area; the kitchen and
living space are fluid and open.
"The Arclinea kitchen is one where a passionate chef would
be delighted to work but also where a family has space to gather
and spend quality time together," says Guarino. "Our collections
inspire a way of life. They are technologically advanced, ergonomically
friendly and, since the kitchen is the heart of the home, they're
inviting and warm."
He adds, "The Arclinea product is not just a product which
offers cutting-edge design but also the highest quality of materials
and technology available."